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IncuCyte FLR

The IncuCyte FLR is a widefield inverted live cell system engineered with long term high throughput imaging in mind. Housed inside a tissue culture incubator, the imaging module maintains the most stable imaging conditions possible, and also comes with a selection of versatile inserts allowing you to imagine your cells in a range of vessels.

IncuCyte S3

he IncuCyte S3 is a widefield inverted live cell system engineered with long term high throughput imaging in mind. Housed inside a tissue culture incubator, the imaging module maintains the most stable imaging conditions possible ( 37C temperature, humidity and 5% CO2). The system comes with a selection of versatile inserts allowing you to image your cells in a range of vessels.

Inveon MicroPET-CT

The Inveon μCT uses multiple axial x-rays of the animal to generate cross-sectional information or 3-dimensional reconstructions of the animal or parts of the animal. The μPET uses an LSO detector for fast scintillation decay time, high light output and effective atomic number.

iThera Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography

Optoacoustic or photoacoustic imaging is a new, cutting-edge imaging technique which detects ultrasound waves following light absorption from specific molecules.  This technique allows molecules with different spectral profile to be detected.

IVIS Lumina and IVIS SpectrumCT

The IVIS Lumina provides a highly sensitive means to image fluorescent and/or bioluminescent reporters in vivo and in vitro. The IVIS SpectrumCT expands upon optical imaging capabilities as well as providing a microCT capability for anatomical referencing.

JPK Nanowizard 4 XP with Hybrid stage

The NanoWizard® 4 XP atomic force microscope is an advanced Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). AFM is a very high-resolution type of Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) which acquires data by “feeling” or “touching” the surface of a sample with a mechanical probe.

Lavision TriM Scope II Multiphoton Intravital

This intravital microscope boasts an impressive collection of hardware. Equipped with 2 multiphoton lasers utilising a pre-chirp compensator to keep laser pulse width < 150 fs, a collection of detectors including high sensitive NDD detectors close to the objective lens, descanned PMTs, imaging cameras for fast 64 beam scanning and also LaVision BioTec's FLIM x16 TCSPC detector for rapid fluorescence lifetime measurements. 

Leica DM IL

The Leica DM IL microscope is used to illuminate whole cells; observing and analysing a cell as a single entity. The DM IL is an inverted epifluorescence microscope, with transmitted light LED back illumination and an EL6000 Fluoro system.

Leica RM2135 Rotary Microtome

Leica RM2135 rotary microtome is used to cut very thin cross-sections of specimens (usually 4 µm) for routine and research histology studies in the fields of biology and medicine.  This instrument is designed for cutting soft and harder paraffin embedded specimens, as long as they are suitable for being cut manually.  The sectioning thickness setting range can be from 1 µm to 60 µm.  High quality paraffin sections could be used for varying staining, such as Haematoxylin and Eosin stain (H&E), immunohistochemistry (IHC), Immunofluorescent staining (IF) and In situ hybridization (ISH).

Leica SP8 DLS

The Leica TCS SP8 DLS (Digital LightSheet) is an inverted laser scanning microscope capable to be used for confocal imaging and light sheet imaging. This microscope is able to image multi-colour, live, fixed or aqueous-based cleared specimens utilising a combinations of 405, 458, 488, 514, 561 and 635 nm excitation lasers through the employment of the AOBS with spectral high quantum efficiency detectors. The advantage of the two combined features (confocal/Lightsheet) on a single equipment allow to perform, with the confocal module, local photo activation or photo bleaching where the resulting dynamics can be capture via lightsheet imaging on thick sample (up to 2 mm thick and 1 cm long).


This Leica TCS SP5 confocal system is equipped for a broad range of experimental requirements. Along with a range of fixed wavelength laser lines it now has a White-Light Laser (WLL) tunable within the range x-x for precise control over fluorophore excitation. Fitted with Hybrid Dectors (HyD) for enhanced sensitivity, and interchangeable Galvano and resonant scanners, this system is suitable for applications requiring both speed and/or improved signal-to-noise. Its Gated-STED module also enables collection of super-resolution images allowing investigators to distinguish objects and structures beyond the conventional resolution limit of light.
Microtime 200 rapidFLIM STED

Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) adds another dimension to conventional intensity based imaging methods. FLIM is not affected by fluctuations in the fluorescence intensity and permits to discrimination between fluorophores with similar emission spectra (and from auto-fluorescence. It can be used to probe local environmental conditions (e.g., pH value), to determine ion concentrations, to study intracellular signal transduction or to distinguish between different tissue components.


The MILabs U-CT installed in 2019 is a cutting-edge preclinical micro-CT scanner which has expanded BRIL's imaging capabilities by allowing larger sample sizes and shorter scan times.

Momentum Magnetic Particle Imaging

Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is an emerging molecular imaging modality that measures the location and concentration of superparamagnetic nanoparticle tracers in vivo (typically Iron Oxide, SPIOs) by detecting their response to spatially dependent magnetic fields. In Q1 2020 UNSW has installed a Magnetic Insight Momentum pre-clinical MPI scanner as the first facility in Australia to provide this novel technology.

Muromachi Microwave Fixation System

The Muromachi microwave fixation system offers an effective way to inactivate these enzymes in the intact specimen.